Rolling Stones insurance claim denied following the death of Sir Mick Jagger’s late girlfriend, L ‘Wren Scott.
The Rolling Stones are embroiled in a bitter battle to win an almost $13 million insurance claim. Mick Jagger’s girlfriend sadly passed away while they were on tour, leading the band to cancel a number of high profile shows to allow Mick time to grieve.
Before kicking off the tour, the band took out a $24 million insurance policy. This policy was supposed to be paid in the event that shows were cancelled due to family members, including Jagger’s late girlfriend, L’Wren Scott.
However, the underwriters of the insurance have recently been granted permission to investigate the intimate details of Scott’s mental wellbeing before she ended her life in March.
Ms Scott was a celebrated fashion designer whose suicide lead the Stones to postpone their shows in New Zealand and Australia.
The underwriters said, when denying the insurance claim, that the 49-year-old was potentially suffering a pre-existing condition, which would mean her death was not covered by the policy.
The insurers are looking for details from the late designer’s brother, Randall Bambrough, about possible pre-existing illnesses, their treatments and the details of her death.
Once the claim was denied, the band began proceedings to sue them in London.
ML’Wren Scott, was famous for her elegant designs that were loved by celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Michelle Obama and had been in a relationship with Sir Mick Jagger since 2001.
The underwriters have filed – and were granted – a petition to get further evidence from her brother.